New Years Job Search Resolutions
The staff at Times Change Women's Employment Service has compiled a list of New Year's Job Search Resolutions to help you land a job in 2010:
Job Search Resolution #1
"Take the time to reflect on what is important to you. Set priorities, make a plan, and stick to it!" - Holly, Employment Counsellor
Job Search Resolution #2
"Do an information interview. This is a great way to collect information about an occupation and connect with professionals in the field."- Julie, Educational Counsellor
Job Search Resolution #3
"Tailor your resume and cover letter to the job you're applying for. By doing so, you are increasing your chance of getting an interview" - Cathy, Employment Counsellor
Job Search Resolution #4
"Nurture your network, both personal and professional. You never know where your next lead, idea or new opportunity may come from. Great leads are everywhere, so make sure to put yourself in a position to receive them."- Andrea, Employment Counsellor
Job Search Resolution #5
"Try out a new computer program or test your knowledge of MS Office and use tutorials to keep your skills current."- Ummu, Computer Support Coordinator
Job Search Resolution #6
"Create a linkedin account at www.linkedin.com to increase your social networking. Sites like these are helpful in maintaining contacts and are really easy to use." - Song, Computer Specialist/Web Developer
Job Search Resolution #7
"Market yourself! The best way to get out there is to create a marketing strategy for yourself- make business cards, develop an elevator pitch and network, network, network!' - Katie, Marketing/Outreach Coordinator
Job Search Resolution #8
"Consider changing occupations. Second Career can provide funding to help you retrain in a field with good employment prospects" - Cynthia, Skills Advisor
Job Search Resolution #9
"Get your finances in order. It is very difficult to concentrate on your job search if you are constantly worried about your financial situation. Get assistance from credit counsellors at www.creditcanada.com to help you get back on track." - Idalia, Finance Administrator
Job Search Resolution #10
"Blogging is a great way to expand your Social Networking profile and show your professional expertise. Add a Blog to your bio on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and watch your professional contacts expand." - Anne, Employment Counsellor
Job Search Resolution #11
"Stay balanced and calm and most importantly, take care of yourself personally by creating some time to yourself." -All staff members
Let Times Change help you with your job search, see our Job Search Workshop for more details and how to sign up today at 416-927-1900 ext. 222.
Have a Happy New Year!
The Staff, Times Change Women's Employment Service
Times Change Women's Employment Service
365 Bloor St. East, Suite 1704, Toronto, ON M4W 3L4
Telephone:(416) 927-1900, ext. 0
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Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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